Cameron Burks is Chevron Corporation’s Deputy Chief Security Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Burks provides strategic advice and support to the Chief Security Officer and manages Global Security’s corporation-center engagement on strategic enterprise and geopolitical risk management, corporate security policy development and implementation, crisis management and business continuity planning and response, enterprise workforce training, corporate security investigations, and functional organizational capability strategy and programs.
Mr. Burks serves on multiple executive Decision Review Boards responsible for integrating geopolitical and security risk into enterprise investment decision and business development modeling. He directly leads the Global Threat Analysis, Strategic Planning, Executive Protection, Global Compliance and Operational Excellence, Maritime and Cyber Security teams of the security function.
A native of San Francisco, Mr. Burks came to Chevron in 2010 from the U.S. Department of State where he was a senior Special Agent in the Diplomatic Security Service. Serving in the U.S. Foreign Service, Mr. Burks was responsible for leading the protection of diplomatic personnel and facilities, and managing the bilateral law enforcement and host-nation security service liaison programs at a number of U.S. embassies and consulates. This included Regional Security Officer assignments in Bangladesh, Moldova and various temporary assignments in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Mr. Burks served in Washington, DC as the Chief of Staff to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Director of the Diplomatic Security Service, and the State Department’s international security liaison to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, Mr. Burks led State Department offices responsible for interagency engagement, negotiation and policy development on the physical, technical, procedural and design/construction security of U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world. Early in his career, he served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s protective detail and led federal criminal investigations in the United States and abroad.
Mr. Burks holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University, Sacramento, speaks Romanian and currently maintains a U.S. Government security clearance.